Media Advisory – Senate Hearing in Pittsburgh will Examine Policing and Investigative Practices

On Wednesday, February 11, 2015, the Pennsylvania Senate Judiciary Committee will hold a public hearing at 10:30 a.m. at the Allegheny County Courthouse, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to hear testimony on best practices in law enforcement.

Best practices in policing will be discussed including the use of body cameras on police officers, Pennsylvania’s Wiretap Act, and training in the use of deadly force.

Witnesses will also testify on the use of best investigative practices.


Senate Judiciary Committee Hearing on Best Practices in Policing and Criminal Investigation


Members of the Senate Judiciary Committee and witnesses listed below.


Allegheny County Courthouse
436 Grant Street
Pittsburgh, PA
Gold Room, 4th Floor                            


Wednesday, February 11, 2014
10:30 a.m.


  • Hon. Jeffrey A. Manning, President Judge, Fifth Judicial District of PA
  • Hon. Rich Fitzgerald, County Executive, Allegheny County
  • Hon. Stephen A. Zappala, Jr., Esq., District Attorney, Allegheny County
  • Hon. William Peduto, Mayor, City of Pittsburgh
  • Joseph Asturi, Fifth Judicial District of PA
  • Rebecca Brown, Director of State Policy, Innocence Project
  • Bruce Antkowiak, Esq., Professor, St. Vincent College
  • John T. Rago, Esq., Professor of Law, Duquesne University
  • Chief Coleman McDonough, Mt. Lebanon Police Dept.
  • Chief Robert McNeilly, Consultant
  • Lt. Andrew Schurman, Allegheny County Police Dept.
  • Stephie-Anna Ramaley, Esq., Asst. District Atty., Allegheny County
  • Commander Linda Barone, City of Pittsburgh Police Dept.
  • Chief Cameron S. McLay, City of Pittsburgh Police Dept.
  • Andy Hoover, Legislative Director, ACLU of PA
  • Superintendent Charles W.  Moffatt, Allegheny County Police Dept.
  • Paula K. Knudsen, Director of Government Affairs / Legislative Counsel, Pennsylvania NewsMedia Association